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Jun 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
repairs. abc 7 news joins us live in oakland was there a lot going on in addition to this? >> 200 formal pro testors and some folks showed thup voice their concerns to the board but in the end voting to raise rates that will go up in a matter of weeks. >> in this economy? >> despite objections, east bay mud board of directors approved rate hikes for two years, totalling 19%. >> i kntd find an @ adjective shove shents given the history of increases of east bay mud a board approved the rate for fiscal year 2015. the rate hikes will total 35%. the district says it needs money to replace revenues during the drought and to replace and maintain it's aging infrom a structure. >> it's been how money sk skpent i zront indications that it's responsibly. >> if we don't do this now, cost later is going to be more. >> the average customer will see his or her bill going up by $100 per year and again, the new hike, first one effective july 1. >> japan's largest airline expanding service to tokyo. a.n.a.resumed service june 1 after a battery problem. the flight operates five days per week today a
ABC
Jun 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
bridge fire. abc 7 news. >> happening now in southern california a vigil just began moments ago to honor five peopleft a gunman went on a ramp yain on n.santa monica, friday. the violent series of events ended unside after police shot and killed the gunman. the victim includes his father and brother, dying after being shot in their home. the gunman shot randomly at strangers and carrack jacked a woman before heading to santa monica college campus. >>> a man accused in a mass shooting last year will have to under are go a evaluation before he can be tried. trying to determine whether go is mentally kpet toi toif -- competent to stand trial. g go scheduled to return to court in december. >> a man near body found under the historic ferry boats. sky 7 was overhead. the medical examiner still has to figure out who the man is and why he died. >> bomb experts and a police dog are now searching a jet that made an unscheduled landing in phoenix. phoenix police say law enforcement in los angeles asked them to check a possible bomb threat aboard the plane. you're looking at a live picture of
ABC
Jun 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> announcer: from abc news, this is abc "world news" with david muir. >>> good evening and it's great to have you with us. here on a saturday night. we do begin tonight with two separate air scares. two separate flights, packed with passengers and crew, suddenly fearing that there were bombs on board. the cases unrelated, both frightening. this egypt-bound flight bound for new york city, suddenly military jets scrambled, escorting the flight as it was diverted to scotland after someone found a note in the bathroom saying a bomb onboard. it had a seat number. the other flight on frontier airlines, a passenger told a flight attendant there's a bomb in his backpack. the flight crew piling seat cushions on top of the bag, doing anything to protect passengers. we have both flights covered tonight, beginning with one still unfolding at this hour the one heading for new york city. investigators still on the scene tonight, and abc's nick schifrin is in london. >> reporter: flight 985 had been in the air for four hours when a passenger found a horrifying, handwritten threat. >> i found this note
SFGTV2
Jun 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
. thanks. >> all right. next, so we invited the head of the abc here tonight. jacob apple smith but he wasn't able to make it. instead we have chrissal brek who is going to make a statement for you guys, if you have questions we are going to open it for q and a. if you have questions please feel free and c'mon up and ask them but keep them brief. >> good afternoon, everyone. and thanks for having us here. he's not able to be here. he's in los angeles today as a special advisor to the governor. i want to thank you folks for having us here today as we plan to be part of the summit in the years to come. we truly recognize the commissions place in this community and within our state. i over see our northern california field operations. you might know mike course on who overseas the office here in sacramento. we are happy to be back on this side of the bay able to serve you folks for your licensing and permitting needs without the inconvenience of having to -- bridge toll. maybe we are going to roll out as early as next year online license renewals. it's a slow process when you are trying t
ABC
Jun 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
while. abc 7 news is live with new details, heather? >> the assault happened just down stairs here at the 16th street bart station. bart police are still waiting for a signature, a judge's signature when they get it, charges will include two counts of false imprisonment felonies including four misdemeanor battery charges. deportation proceedings are in the works. 24-year-old was arrested may 10th released two days later for lack of evidence but now, investigators are using this video as primary evidence in this case. @uavd of ice, determining he was here illegally. it's unclear which will come first deportation for the criminal case. bart rider are unphased by what they saw. >> it happens every day. san francisco. you know? unpredictable. >> amazing different stuff people do. makes you not want to touch hand rails around here anymore, either. >> bart says it's new budget means there will be hundreds of new cameras coming soon to stations and on trains. sending realtime pictures to monitoring stations. investigators say they're trying to identify a couple victims seen in that video
ABC
Jun 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
friends escaped. abc 7 news learned that air springs in the vehicle suspension ruptured that triggered a series of events sparking a fire. that fire engulfed a limo. >> in phoenix a jet made an unexpected landing because of a possible threat this afternoon. police in phoenix say that law enforcement in l.a. asked them to check out this potential threat. it's a remote area away from the airport. the situation not delaying other flights in phoenix a vigil will take place on the campus of santa monica college. violence ended inside of the campus library. investigators believe the rampage started when zawahi killed his father and brother inside of their home. >> i felt a bullet going into my left shoulder by reflexes i ducked my head and i fell sideways into the passenger seat. and two to three more bullets enter my right shoulder. >> five people were killed and several wounded. the santa monica shooting spree is giving state lawmakers another reason to renew the daib yait over stricter gun control. >> the newtown connecticut shooting stird a flurry of gun condition troll measures last year.
ABC
Jun 16, 2013 3:30pm PDT
now returning home tonight in colorado, hoping they have a home to return to. here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: tonight, in colorado, lighting and heavy rains. a blessing and a curse for these long lines of cars trying to return home. inside the fire zone near colorado springs, many not sure what is waiting for them. >> i want to be able to go back to our house. >> reporter: this was the scene last week as the massive flames quickly reduced million dollar homes to their foundations. the black forest fire now colorado's most destructive wildfire ever, has destroyed more than 480 homes, killing two people. authorities say this wild fire was so tricky, because of record temperatures and strong winds shifting the direction of the flames. >> pleased to report that because of the activity both of the day crew so far and the night crew, we're going to bump the containment percentage up to 65. >> reporter: mother nature has wreaked havoc across the country this weekend. in san antonio, texas, officers searched for victims of flooding. further south, nearly 17 inches of rain fell
KOFY
Jun 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
abc 7 news starts right now. with live breaking news. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. that breaking news is in san mateo county. a windsurfer in trouble ond in need of help. out on the bay he ran into gusty winds. winds that may have been too much for him to handle. awfully choppy on the water. authorities were lerted that he was missing. south san francisco police, the coast guard and helicopter were enlisted to look for this man. this happened off coyote point. they picked the man up and he was taken to oyster point. you can see the two locations on the map. the windsurfer may have hurt his shoulder. but other than that, apparently okay. after a very close call. we're going to have much more on this breaking story tonight at 11:00 over on channel 7 and on twitter at abc 7 news bay area. another shocker tonight to talk about from hollywood. the death of actor jamts gandolfini. we knew him acetone -- as-tony soprano. >> i came in to tell you i'm done. i did what you just, gave it a lot of thought and i decided once and for all it's over. >> that role won him three emmys and
KOFY
Jun 5, 2013 9:00pm PDT
moment again and keep you updated here in this hour if there is anything new and on twitter @ abc 7 news bay area. our reporting continues constantly there. a look an exclusive from abc 7 news. we learned the cause of that fire that killed five women riding in a limousine on the san mateo bridge last night. vic lee with a story that you will see only on abc 7 news. >> reporter: five women died when they were engulfed in flames inside the limo. this cell phone video shows the fire started in the rear of the stretch limo. chp investigators have been examining the charred wreck at this towing lot in redwood city. abc 7 news has learned that the air springs in the rear of the limo somehow ruptured setting off a domino effect that led to the fire. the owner of a garage that services limousines explains the sequence of events. >> these are air springs. they carry the weight of the car. when there is one of them has a rupture the whole car drops down to basiccal almost all of the tires. >> explains why witnesses say the back of the lincoln town car was extremely low to the the ground while
ABC
Jun 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
bring updates throughout this newscast as well as on abc 7 news at 5:00 and you can follow us on twitter on abc 7 news bay area. >> right now city of san jose is playing hard ball to get the a's into a new home in the south bay. this first broke when san jose voted to sue major league baseball over its refusal to let the a's move. >> let's again with you, mark. you're our lead off man here at the proposed site in san jose. >> we're just west of the training station and as you can see behind me, just to the south of the hp pavilion. the principle pal owner owns options on this site. he says if they can get the property they'll put up a half billion to build a stadium. he believes it would bring in $1.5 million a year in tax rev nu. but san francisco giants own the rights to the south bay give dwron them by major league baseball and so far, mlb and giants have refused to allow the oakland a's to move in. in 2009 commissioner selig began a group. >> i felt it was necessary so our future mayor could negotiate with without interference by major league baseball. >> the giants had no co
ABC
Jun 23, 2013 9:00am PDT
knocked down in about an hour. the cause is under investigation. abc 7 news reporter kyra clapper will have a live report with more in the next half hour. >>> developing news also out of san jose where a tree fell and hit a car. authorities say a branch about 70 feet long fell onto the car just before midnight near winchester boulevard and tish way. the female driver suffered injuries, not considered life threatening. the tree was blocking winchester boulevard but has since been moved out of the way. >>> two houses erupt into flames after a stolen car slammed into a gas meter next to two homes. inside the car, four children, ages 9 to 12, out for a joyride. abc 7 news has the story from south san jose. >> reporter: the night sky exploded with lights, sirens and flames. it was all focused around these two homes on bluefield drive. >> it sounded like someone screeching around some turns and then we heard a loud boom. it sounded like an explosion. >> it was the sound of a stolen car plowing into a gas meter on the side of this home. police say the 12-year-old driver and three of his frien
ABC
Jun 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
decisions on air ask online. we'll bring them to you as they happen and abc 7 news will have coverage on live well network. >> a man suspected of killing a castro valley woman and car jacking two people was found dead inside of his jail cell. deputies discovered a body of jeffrey boyce on friday. he was a prime suspect in the murder of kristin england in april. his brother said he was on the way to russian consulate to seek political asylum. >> san francisco having second thoughts about a company it was thinking about hiring to remove graffiti. city council discovered a worker got into trouble for spray painting graffiti then charging to remove it. issue to be on agenda next month. also san carlos city council votes whether it should outsource. at the time san carl why is says it thought it would save $1 million a year. >> coming up, why paying more for coffee may be the least of your worries at starbucks. >> in sacramento, state legislature wanted to make it harder to obtain a public document. >> top island destinations in the u.s.. they may surprise you oh. here is a look at dive pl
ABC
Jun 11, 2013 4:00pm PDT
asked us to mention also that he leaves behind his wife, wendy. in santa clara, abc 7 news. >> heather, thank you. the 49ers released this statement. our thoughts and prayers were the family friends and co-workers affected by the tragedy. the 49ers family lost a teammate today. >> levis stadium is is scheduled to reopen the a cost of more than $1.2 billion. the stadium will have 68,500 seats and santa clara is set to host southbound -- super bowl 50. >> latest. >> breaking news out of colorado. cruise following a raging wildfire near colorado springs. the black forest fire destroyed several homes and they have watched at least 10 homes go up via their helicopter overhead here, police have ordered evacuations for the areas. you're looking at a live picture of one home. it's just been destroyed in this area. the fire broke out this afternoon and burned 300 acres. colorado experiencing dry, hot conditions and this is one of four fires in the state now. >> authorities trying to determine the cause of the fire that damaged two buildings, residents reported the firn 2:30 this mor
ABC
Jun 5, 2013 11:00pm EDT
fear and concern for much of the region. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. breaking news. >> a fire seen for miles moving behind the capital. the monuments on the national mall. i are fighters remain on the scene after his torque business, which has been the d.c. institution, destroyed by smoke and flames. the smoke was seen by many of you tonight. abc seven has live coverage. -- happened inl just the last 30 minutes. abc seven has the coho in her -- the co-owner. he raced into the flames to save the store and his employees. >> i am devastated. we have been in business since 1920. i owned the store since 1975. >> he thought he had seen it all until this afternoon, which -- when someone screamed fire. >> he an employee ran to an outdoor lumberyard. extinguisher.e when i tried to get out there, on 11th street, it was flames up the side of the building. lights were out. it was pitch black and smoke. we think it has been going on for the last three hours. >> everyone was wondering, could this be arson? >> i have no idea. i cannot believe. .his is woods not
ABC
Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
say the team and it's green collar baseball slogan are for oakland. abc 7 news nick smith joins us. nick? >> do you know the way to san jose? the oakland mayor say yes, they do.. >> we're east bay no, way going to san jose. >> bleacher creature and her husband have been fans of the a's since the teams moved from kansas city in 1968 and don't want them to leave oakland. >> i think there is one here this is their home. >> the federal lawsuit accuses major league baseball of moving too losly, pushing owners to vote on a proposed move in san jose. a's owner who is not a part of the lawsuit released this statement with we know issues at hand. i don't know if the right thing to do is to start suing people. >> oakland mayor quick to point out a lawsuit is not necessarily an answer. >> we have fights and we're, i don't think san jose has a fight at this point. >> according to the mayor fan attendance and sales are up. >> this is where world series have been held. >> i think atmosphere is better than other stadium i've been to. i've been to many stadiums so i mean, would it just be a shame
ABC
Jun 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
and water cannons. at the same time, the prime minister was holding his own rally. abc's alex marquardt is in istanbul. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. it's been a day of brutal crackdowns here. the anti-government protesters have been violently uprooted from the park they've been occupying. the police tonight won't let us get anywhere near it. as the government launches an all-out effort to quash this two-week protest. it's the worst violence turkey has seen in decades. today, running battles between police and the anti-government protesters. suffocating amid vast clouds of tear gas. protesters refused to leave this park for over two weeks, despite repeated angry warnings from turkey's prime minister that he would clear the park. last night, he made good on that promise. the protesters blame the prime minister for the police's brutality, for acting like a dictator. he's one of america's best friends. a key regional ally for the war in syria and against iran's nuclear program. tonight, as a massive rally, a defiant prime minister made no apologies, telling supporters a
ABC
Jun 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
48 hours after the u.s. reveals the charges of espionage. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross, right here, plus, our reporters in hong kong and moscow. >>> also tonight, the breaking news from south africa. what we've just learned about former president nelson mandela, now in critical condition. authorities say doctors are doing everything they can. >>> in this country, the extreme weather tonight. the storms barrelling across much of the heartland. triggering floods, the cones suddenly washing away. and the threatening tornado caught on tape. >>> and a shot in the arm. is there something we all already have that will help our bodies bounce back? tonight, remedy or risk? >>> good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a sunday night. and we're going to get right to that international chase tonight. u.s. authorities trying to track the movements of edward snowden, the man who revealed the sweeping surveillance program right here in the u.s. tonight, he is on the run. it was just 48 hours ago, snowden learned the u.s. charged him espionage. he faces decade
ABC
Jun 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
first to get married today at city hall in san francisco. abc 7 news was on hand for that ceremony. sergio? >> and right now we're inside the main chamber that, couple is just about to address the gay men's chorus you can see there. they got married just about half an hour ago. and it's quite a historic moment. they're the first same-sex couple in california to be wed since the supreme court made their decision on wednesday. sandra steer and kristin perry makeup one of the couple that's filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of prop 8. when the supreme court made a ruling on wednesday in california they said they wanted to be the first couple to be wed as soon as legally possible. that happened today just after the ninth circuit lifted its stay in this case. i asked her what legal guidance she's going to give clerks after today's action. >> i have to believe each of the 58 counties want to abide by the law, and will. the law and requirement is that marriages begin, and immediately. >> ted afabulous day. a sad part is that we couldn't get all of our boys here but when we
ABC
Jun 18, 2013 1:40am PDT
are forced to work long hours for low wages. >> an abc investigation revealed little boys being forced deep underground to do one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. here's abc's bob woodruff. >> oh, my god. about 2 feet tall. >> reporter: welcome to the rat holes of northeast india, a dark confusing maze of coal mines dug underground. i came here with a teenager working in the tunnels since he was 12. he's just one of the thousands of children, small enough, desperate enough, in a place where child labor laws are all but ignored. you don't go on your knees, just on your feet. there is a history of earthquakes here. collapsed tunnels. crushing or trapping the workers. he just laughed it off. >> okay. let's go back. >> okay. >> okay. >> reporter: working to end this kind of child labor. what is the youngest child you have ever known about worked in the mine. >> 9 years old. >> reporter: 9 years old? >> uh-huh. >> we have seen accidents where the roof collapsed. >> reporter: do you feel very lucky that you have survived? >> translator: as long as god is there with him. he doesn't feel s
ABC
May 31, 2013 5:30pm PDT
arrive? >>> massive blaze. more than 100 brave firefighters battling a deadly blaze in houston. >>> abc news exclusive. inside the hostage crisis, the boy held in the bunker by a gunman. well tonight, you'll hear how he was rescued and how the school bus driver put his life on the line to save his kids. >>> and, jackpot. take a look at this puzzle. can you guess the answer? hear how a woman won $1 million, nailing it in a single second. >> we have a million dollar winner! >>> good evening to all of you, as we close out this week of fierce tornadoes and the worst storms of the year. let us show you now some new pictures, what a lot of americans are facing tonight. while that entrenched and violent weather system keeps spinning off twister after twister and abc's mrng ginger zee tells us the very latest at this moment. >> reporter: multiple tornadoes forming right now outside oklahoma city tonight. very dangerous conditions, one tornado already ripping through el rino and other cities west of oklahoma city. the city itself bracing. reports of airport passengers evacuated to safety, as dow
ABC
Jun 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
breakfast for congressmen? tonight, our washington watchdog goes for answers. >> david kerley from abc. can i ask you a couple of questions about your coffee and food spending? >>> good evening on this tuesday night. we begin with a monumental decision by the supreme court. changing the voting rights act. the law of the land for 48 years. and they did it with a simple declaration about america. quote, our country has changed. they were talking about race and the protected right to vote. and this prompted a passionate argument all day long about race in america. and so we begin with abc's supreme court watcher terry moran. terry? >> reporter: well, diane, this, as you point out, is the biggest civil rights decision from this court in years. it marks the end of an era, at least for now. >> we have come to register to vote. >> reporter: this is why the voting rights act was passed. in some of the darkest days of american history, the act brought hope and action. it transformed american democracy. today, chief justice john roberts bluntly declared that times have changed, and the law must,
ABC
Jun 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. it's sad for teams involved we'll continue to bring updates as necessary. you can follow us on abc 7 news bay area. good afternoon, i'm cheryl jennings. >> i'm dan ashley. bart and unions are back at the negotiating table right now. >> both sides say they'll do anything to avoid a strike which could happen as early as monday morning. >> bart unions have been talking since 11:00 this morning. they said there was nothing new to report at this hour, we tried to get a hold of unions and told us they were too busy to give us an update. the day began with a shift in the approach. atu and nciu negotiators huddled outside before heading into the table. on this second day since the unions authorized a strike bart said it was bringing another offer to the table. and unions at the same time, bart said it does listen to unions and solves safety problems year round. district showed drawings of a can yopy tested in oakland. it can be locked up to keep transients from using it as a home and a rest room. we talked to atu negotiator about concerns before he had a chance to hear bart's two new proposa
ABC
Jun 19, 2013 1:40am PDT
-game season game seven. thursday night here on abc. that was totally awesome that game. the fourth quarter. blew me away. >> couldn't watch overtime. i was so upset. >> i was worn out by the end. rooting for the spurs the whole time. >> have to watch game seven. game six was incredible. talking about getting lucky. what a washington state man did twice in 24 hours that makes us pretty jealous. >> we have to admit it we are jealous. the healing hour power of music. i'll show you the amazing effect that a few sheets of song music in the hospital's tiniest babies can have. you are watching "world news now." ♪ listen to the music ♪ ♪ ♪ it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ [ snoring ] [ mal
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Jun 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
both sides came out swinging with profanity and punchlines. and abc's matt gutman was there. >> reporter: tonight these jarring words. >> [ bleep ] punks, these [ bleep ], they always get away. >> reporter: the words uttered in george zimmerman second-degree murder trial, zimmerman's call to a police dispatcher. >> those were the words in that grown man's mouth as he followed in the dark, a 17-year-old boy, who he didn't know. >> reporter: the prosecution tugging at the heart strings of the six-person jury, all women. >> george zimmerman did not shoot trayvon martin because he had to. he shot him for the worst of all reasons, because he wanted to. >> reporter: the defense, also trying to draw in those six women with a joke. >> knock knock. who's there? george zimmerman. george zimmerman who? all right, good. you're on the jury. >> reporter: a joke in reference to the difficulty in finding an unbiased juror in this case, but not a single juror laughed. look closely, even the lead prosecutor mystified. zimmerman told investigators he first spotted the 17-year-old walking throu
KOFY
Jun 10, 2013 7:00pm PDT
similarities to the bridge fire. abc 7 news. >> happening now in southern california a vigil just began moments ago to honor five people who died after a gunman went on a ramp yain on n.santa monica, friday. the violent series of events ended unside after police shot and killed the gunman. the victim includes his father and brother, dying after being shot in their home. the gunman shot randomly at strangers and carrack jacked a woman before heading to santa a man accused in a mass shooting last year will have to under are go a evaluation before he can be tried. trying to determine whether go is mentally kpet toi toif -- competent to stand trial. g go scheduled to return to court in december. >> a man near body found under the historic ferry boats. sky 7 was overhead. the medical examiner still has to figure out who the man is and why he died. >> bomb experts and a police dog are now searching a jet that made an unscheduled landing in phoenix. phoenix police say law enforcement in los angeles asked them to check a possible bomb threat aboard the plane. you're looking at a live picture of
ABC
Jun 17, 2013 2:30am EDT
17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i am filling in today just for john. a new thing that you all do. walking over here. a new touch. >> taking me extra long to sit today. >> it's all right. >> dramatic entrance. two dramatic entrances. let me have one. >> i'm tired. a long stroll. >> i'm winded. >> got to get back to the gym. >> look who it is, everybody. >> good morning. it's good to be back. just for the day. >> look at you. just a one-night stand. >> little one-night stand. we've all been there. >> so dirty. >> day side hasn't tamed me. >> all the same. >> three months, man. >> really? >> march 15th the last day. three months, crazy. goes by fast. >> it really does. you have been doing great on day side. working day light hours. you have a tan. >> i did. >> look healthy, plump, wonderful. >> sleep, normal diet. and sun light. >> is this what i can look forward to in five years when i get off this shift. >> keep on trucking. there is a light at the end of the tunnel. >> if i read faster ever day. will i get there faster. all right. we begin this half-h
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Jun 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. violent. >> abc 7 news >> new details tonight about aym limousine that burst into flames over the weekend and the man who owns that company. good evening everyone. dan ashley has the night off. this is the second limousine fire in a month this time everyone made it out alive but there are questions about how many passengers were on board as well as questions about the owner of this company. john is live in the east bay with new dils on this story. john? >> carry lip, here at bay point short time ago we talked to one of the passengers who said the limo driver allowed more than the 8 passengers limit and we also learned of the criminal record and probation of the man who owns the limo company. when the limousine filled with u:u0@ 3 started to burp, care give tiffany jumped into action >> >> the first lady was sitting at the door took the see belt off pulled her out. next lady pulled her out. >>reporter: before she ought in the limo she was thinking about the limo fire on the san mateo bridge that killed 5 women last month. on sunday morning the women were about to leave ross moore i
KOFY
Jun 10, 2013 9:00pm PDT
late. in walnut creek, abc 7 news. >> very different outcome last month on the san mateo bridge. 5 women were killed in this limousine fire on may 4th. 4 others manage to escape. we learn last week that air springs in the vehicle suspension system ruptured trying hearing domino affect that sparked the fire. >> police today release the booking photo of gilbert gill under arrest on 3 felony charges for the horrific crash that killed his the6z wife and sochbility he was speeding when he lost cell of car and hate tree along the parkway last tuesday. the impact as you can see just tore the car in half. the 3-year-old son was he jested and died at the scene. his wife died the next day at the hospital. gill was also ejected but he survived the crash. >> well known rapper robbed at gun point in san francisco this weekend just hours before he was scheduled to perform at concert. 35-year-old heat up 2 chain walking yesterday afternoon on howard and fifth near the moscone center when he and several friends confronted by 3 men. one robber fared a shot but didn't injury anyone. >> heat up was
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Jun 17, 2013 2:35am EDT
back. an aide to the president told abc news the ring was definitely a gift, calling kraft's claims weird. it isn't quite the cold war, some where in the kremlin behind me is a super bowl ring. the only thing that is clear is that they isn't coming back. >> now here is a bizarre story for you. it involves a famous celebrity chef who appeared right here on abc. that's nigella lawson, allegedly grabbed by the throat by her husband. the picture appeared yesterday on the cover of the british newspaper. the star on abc series "the taste" and admitted in the past she and her husband, charles sachey have fights. lawson reportedly left home with just a suitcase. british investigators are looking at whether an investigation is necessary. >> hundreds of bikers found themselves in hog heaven. at the vatican. vroom. >> the leather wearing, tattoo harley davidson riders, celebrating the 110th anniversary of the harley there in rome. their engines were still roaring as pope francis began his open air sunday mass in st. peter's square. the pope did what popes do, yep, he blessinged the bikers. >>
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Jun 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. we'll bring reactions from the fbi coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the serial killer known as the night stalker died in marin general hospital this morning at age 53. >> richard ramirez had been on death row, well known to police here in the bay area especially in san francisco. >> abc 7 news has our story. he was known as the night stalker. to many, evil serial killer who showed no remorse and mercy n 1989 convicted in southern california of 13 murders and other vicious crimes known for sexual assaulting and mutilating victims. and fr the satanic symbols left behind. but he's expected of committing three murders here in the bay area. >> if you saw him, just saw him, you knew there is something wrong. >> san francisco police chief was an officer in the mid 19 80s when a detective made a link. the suspect was still at large. >> people are told keep your windows locked if you have a dog put the dog out. you know? it was an anxious time here in san francisco hoo in 2009 with ramirez on death row, police matched killer dna with that at the scene where a 9-year-old girl was killed
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Jun 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
storm andrea, the first of the season. abc's weather editor sam champion is standing by to show us its path while back on land, these pictures say it all about the midwest plains along the mississippi. a watery mess. and abc's steve osunsami is in the flood zone tonight in illinois. steve? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this is what the mississippi river has done to the small town of grafton, illinois. the drop-off here is at least a couple feet, so we have to be careful. the mississippi has flooded businesses and threatened homes, and up and down the river, families are praying tonight that the levees hold. north of st. louis, at least two levies that were struggling to hold back the mighty mississippi were breached over the last three days. the water came pouring over. authorities went racing to shore them up. the sandbags could only do so much. from the sky, it was clear where the river was winning. at one point, flood waters forcing this bridge to close. >> it's amazing. >> you can't stop the river. >> reporter: marty harp and laurie wild showed us the art mall they run, soaking
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Jun 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
his own father is pleading with him to stop. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross starts us off with the latest. >> reporter: this latest leak in edward snowden's campaign seems carefully timed for maximum embarrassment and outrage as the meeting of world leaders gathered in northern ireland, the so called g8. snowden gave "the guardian" newspaper top secret documents revealing how the british government spied on diplomatic targets from all nations and their smartphones at a similar meeting of world leaders in 2009. "the guardian" said other documents from snowden show that at the same meeting four years ago, the nsa intercepted communications from the russian president shortly after he met with president obama. >> no good can come of his revelations. but why does snowden think it's okay to tell them the details of that espionage? >> reporter: snowden is still believed to be in hong kong in hiding as his father urged him to stop the leaks. >> i ask that you measure what you are going to do and not release any more information. >> reporter: there was no sign of that
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Jun 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
paseo padre parkway. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live with the latest. david? >> both sides of the parkway are closed while fremont police investigate what caused this red honda to crash into the curb and hit a tree before 1:00 this afternoon. witnesses tell abc 7 news that the car was moving in a fast speed up to 100 miles per hour when it appeared to lose control. the car hit a tree and was split in half. the front bumper landed in the street. no other swrerkz involved and no one was walking in the path of the car at the crash. three people were inside of the vehicle. a male driver, female passenger and a child in a car seat. a nearby resident was with the first to respond, only identifying herself by a first name, caylee. >> i ran into them and asked how many people were in the car. he said his wife, and his son. i looked around the other part of the car. you didn't know where waits at. it was in a driveway at someone else's house in front of a tree. i looked to see if she was okay. she was not responsive, kind of breathing. then i ran to look for the son. his son was dea
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Jun 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
investigation unfolds. live in san francisco as bay view neighborhood abc 7 news. >> carolyn, thank you. police searching for a man with a distinctive layer style who sexual assaulted a young boy in a public bathroom in the marina. >> any new leads in this case? >> we talked with a woman who thinks she saw a man matching the suspect's description here yesterday afternoon. the yellow tape is gone from the bathroom and playgrounds are open. the search for the man with the green and white hair continue autos i've never seen a guy with hair like that before. >> yarl didn't know about the sexual assault of a young boy in the bathroom but did see a man matching the suspect's description downtown on shaddock avenue. >> he was in the cross bauk with me. he had whitish, like dreaded hair. his hair was weaved with white and had a different color to it. >> at about 1:30 tuesday a boy under 10 was sexual assaulted inside of this bathroom about 30 yards west of the adventure playground. he'd been playing moments earlier. police an african american man with white hair with green streaks. last night police we
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Jun 21, 2013 1:40am PDT
done that at abc. >> i did walk the catwalk. i didn't win any championships. >> wasn't quite the same. >> give all the credit in the world to san antonio. amazing season for the team. >> no doubt. >> i want to ask about lebron inc. this guy is big before. what does this mean for the business of lebron james? >> listen, it can't get bigger. you are talking about a guy, a mega superstar. a guy now has two titles. this silences the rest of the critics. if you don't like lebron. you don't like him based on style. you don't like him based on the decision. you can't deny what he has done as a basketball player, 37 points. 12 rebounds in this game tonight. he couldn't have been better when it mattered the most. if you don't like lebron. it is more of a you problem than a him problem. >> poor tim duncan, so many titles. misses the key shot. one of the greatest of all time. just going to tarnish his legacy? do you think he will get a chance to come back? >> listen, oklahoma city will come back with russell westbrook healthy next year. clippers, and chris paul. and a trade to bring doc rivers o
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Jun 17, 2013 5:30am EDT
environment to be evaluated. reporting live, linda so, abc 2 news. >>> you can be the first to know about the breaking news -- go to www.abc2news.com. >>> two homes and a cake shop shot up in annapolis. on 11:30 on friday night police showed up, they found cakes and convention has a window broke out and two neighboring homes were hit. one home passed through a bedroom and hit a wall. no one was hurt. police believe this was the report of a drive-by shooting. >>> a deadly motorcycle accident. brandon coates was traveling on the road and died on the scene. police have yet to make a decision on charges. >>> it is taking less money the facility up these days. gas prices are dropping nationwide. $3.48 here in baltimore. hawaii has the highest average, $4.36. and the least expensive, south carolina. >>> coming up on abc 2 news -- hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant
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Jun 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
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Jun 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
expensive nightmare for two families. now put at more than $1 million. abc 7 news found it's going to take a long time to make things right again. >> this is cell phone video after ruptured gas lines ignited. imagine being a homeowner. they told me they're still in shock, not willing to be interviewed on camera. they were confering with their insurance adjustor. a man named kip martin. there is no sugar coating of the process ahead. >> due to layoff was the city in terms of the building department approximately three to in ours to acquire a permit. repair process is 68 owe month autos homeowners told me anger hasn't surfaced yet. police officers are trying to stop them they saw the vehicle with headlights off. the car turned off and crashed. the damage for houses and cars will exceed $1 million. >> the one on left will be a gut with the roof removeal. the other has interior wall damage as well as considered a total loss. >> officers were on the scene they were able to roust sleeping residents to help them get out safely. pet fish and a dog were rescued. residents say they're just taking it o
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Jun 9, 2013 4:00am PDT
figure armed with a rifle. the questions this morning, who is he and what set him off. abc's john schriffen. >> we're learning new clues taking inside the mind of the killer. he would have turned 24 years old yesterday. according to the los angeles times, he suffered from mental problems and was angry about his parents' divorce. this time, a glimpse at the figure. the shooter you can't see on this video reeks havoc outside. the suspect entering the santa monica college library. officers showing off this duffle bag they said held his ammunition. for at least two guns. she was in the library and somehow made it unharmed. >> three girls ran into the library yelling that there is a shooter he has a gun, help, oh no. there were three consecutive shots, bing, bing, i'm just happy to be alive. >> reporter: police say the killer's ram page when a nearby house was engulfed in flames. as the gunman ran from the home, he carjacked a woman. >> he forced her to drive at gun point. >> reporter: he shot a bus and this suv killing the driver. 68-year-old carlos franco and leaving the passenger fr
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Jun 6, 2013 12:00pm EDT
abc 7e and in hd, this is news at noon on your side. governmentt the the has been spying for as many as seven years. >> the british newspaper the guardian says the national security agency collected millions of customer phone call information without anyone knowing. communication has 121 million customers, and a significant number of those customers phone records are in the hands of the government. the british newspaper reports the national security agency has been collecting phone numbers, times and length of call on an ongoing daily basis since april 25. some cell phone users are enraged. >> i think the government should be out of our lives, homes, everything we do. it is none of their business. >> others we talked to are not bothered by the news. >> i have no criminal record, nothing to hide. i have nothing to hide but i do not think i should be looked into either without my permission. >> kevin dutch agrees. >> this could be the beginning of something more interested. at political report a senior administration official as saying this is for monitoring terrorists and has the
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Jun 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
autos still head on abc 7 news at 4:00 what we're learning about hundreds of bodies beneath construction site at santa clara valley medical sent year skyrocketing costs at california universities now there may be relief for middle class students who won't >>> emergency crews are still on the scene of this deadly explosion in a chemical plant near baton rouge, louisiana. the blast killed one person and injured more than 70 others. a shelter in place has now been lifted. about 600 people were working at the time. >> every middle class family with college age kids knows the cost of california universities has been skyrocketing. there is little help for them. that soon might change. abc 7 news nannette miranda reports from san francisco. >> tuition since 2005, cal state since 2007. waivers given to students from families earning less than $70,000 or $80,000 a year depending on the school system. for thousands like jeremy, his parents make above that but not enough to pay for college entirely. >> you kind of are in limbo. you need help. you want help but there is nothing for you.
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Jun 6, 2013 6:30pm EDT
florida, with a spray of tornadoes and a lot of water. and it's getting ready to march north. abc's weather editor sam champion leads us off right now from cedar key, florida. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this tropical storm spent all day working up the gulf coast of florida and burst in strength, passed by us and turned inland, at 5:40 this evening, making landfall east coast time, in the big bend area of florida. that's day one of a three-day involvement for the east coast with tropical storm andrea. tropical storm andrea, this first named storm of the atlantic hurricane season, brought 60-mile-an-hour winds and driving rain. and andrea's squall lines are spawning multiple tornadoes. that's expected to continue throughout the night. utility workers peeled debris from power lines in sun city center, florida, after a unconfirmed tornado touched down. one of at least 12 tornadoes reported so far. near palm beach, a reported twister left nabelgds in pieces. ripping patios off houses, flipping over boats, and shorting out transformers. >> in a minute's time, everything's gone
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Jun 10, 2013 11:30pm PDT
provided abc 7 news with a keep of the initial rest vision for 8 passengers. abc 7 news has also learned that claudiaxd has been in trouble with the law before. court documents show he was cop convicted of making threats and passing a bad check in a dispute with gomez who ru runs another limo company in town. in 2010 gomez got restripping order after he and employee tried to collect an 1800 dollar debt from oliver a. >> the whole time cursing me and cross my way i'm going to do the same thing to you. i'm going to chop off your head. >>reporter: now the on his of the burned up limo facing an investigation and possible fines. abc 7 news. >> just 5 week ago limousine fare killed 5 women on the san mateo bridge. 4 of the friends escaped. the we learned last week that air springs in the vehicle suspension system ruptured. that triggered a series of events that sparked that deadly fire. >> new at 11:00. we have photo of the damage done when small get together in santa cruz couldn't blew up into a house party that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a home. take a look at some of t
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Jun 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
santa monica college? we turn now to abc's john sliflen. >> reporter: police say the chaos in santa monica began when a suspect set a home on fire, then was seen on the street firing back into the house. >> i heard about six or seven shots. >> we found multiple victims. it was clear that they were fatalities. >> reporter: the suspect then car jacked a woman at gun point and opened fire with an assault weapon at a nearby intersection. >> as i looked at the bus, i seen the bullet hole. so, i just ducked. i started screaming. >> reporter: minutes later, authorities say he ran onto the college campus, through the library and opened fire. >> the gun on me and i realized, i just jumped out of the way, he shooments at shoots at me. >> reporter: police were able to gun down the suspect on campus, but he left a deadly trail. >> at this hour, it appears at least a half dozen are dead and as many as two or three are injured. >> reporter: as you can see, there is still plenty of activity here on this campus. authorities warning residents, right before they detonated a suspicious package. at thi
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Jun 3, 2013 4:00pm PDT
together with two jrz. we'll have more coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> an oakland man got the maximum sentence for killing a perspective google employee. huggins convicted of killing a 45-year-old in 2010 as he exited a dental office. kang shot after giving huggins $17 that he had in his pockets. kang was in the bay area for a interview. huggins identified on surveillance video after that murder and spoke during the sentencing maintaining his innocence. >> if you bought a purse orphansy jewelry from this burlingame store you may want to look closely. the owners are under investigation for selling counterfeit merchandise. there are some of the items police confiscated from nick ease european fashions. police raided the store after investigators purchased the fake fdz. the investigators were hired by companies like gucci, prada and rolex. >> health officials say a second bay area case of hepatitis is likely linked to the berries that were frozen. >> a 62-year-old woman was hospitalized with hepatitis a last month after eating the now-recalled frozen berries. about 30 people in f
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